Kathy Griffin | Biography
Kathleen Mary Griffin, popularly known by her professional name Kathy Griffin is an American actress and comedian. She celebrates her birthday every year on November 4 and was born in the year 1960. She started getting noticed for her a supporting role on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996–2000) but her breakthrough came in 2005 with the Bravo reality show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. The show ran till 2010 and was a ratings hit for the network also earning her two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Reality Program. Griffin has released six comedy albums. In 2009, her autobiography Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin was released. Besides her comedy career, she is an LGBT activist involved in causes such as same-sex marriage and the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell". She has also participated in two USO tours. Griffin is also known for her conversational style and controversial statements on celebrities, religion and sexuality.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, to Mary Margaret "Maggie" Griffin and John Patrick Griffin she is the last of five children. Her siblings are Kenny, Joyce, Gary, and John. She went to St. Bernadine's Elementary School. Upon graduation, she attended Oak Park and River Forest High School and sought refuge in musical theatre. Her first appearance on television was as an extra on a Chicago White Sox commercial. When she was eighteen, she persuaded her parents to move to Los Angeles. On moving there, she studied drama at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and became a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. In the 1990s, she started performing as a standup comedian and also appeared as a guest star on several television shows.
She continued performing standup comedy and became part of the escalating alternative comedy scene in Los Angeles, appearing at Un-Cabaret and ran her own standup night, "Hot Cup of Talk”. Griffin gradually garnered a number of TV and film credits throughout the 1990s. After starring in an HBO Half Hour Comedy Special, she became a household name in 1996, when she was cast on the NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan. In 1998, Griffin starred in her first one-hour special, HBO's Kathy Griffin: A Hot Cup of Talk. She also hosted the 2009 Bravo A-List Awards, and her Bravo special Kathy Griffin: She'll Cut a Bitch. On April 19, 2012, Griffin started a weekly one-hour talk show on Bravo Kathy, which ran for two seasons. On June 12, 2008, Griffin hosted the first ever Bravo! A-List Awards. Her memoir, Official Book Club Selection: A Memoir According to Kathy Griffin was published on September 8, 2009 and debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Besides that, she also has an active career doing voiceover work and has been featured on a numerous projects such as the animated series Dilbert and Spider-Man: The New Animated Series.
On February 18, 2001, Griffin married Matt Moline atop the 360 Degree Restaurant in Hollywood. They briefly separated and reconciled in 2005, but finally divorced in May 2006. She even accused her husband of stealing. On February 6, 2008, she confirmed that she was dating Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple the rumors being true but separated in June 2008. Griffin is not only extremely talented, she is very beautiful too. She has a great height and a matching weight which she has maintained even at the age of 54. Not only that, she has been blessed with a perfect body with sensual measurements. Through her hard work over the years, she has earned both fame and fortune. She has an estimated net worth of $20 million, as of the start of 2014. More information on her is available on her recent and detailed biography on Wikipedia and her Twitter page.